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Hepatitis

Is hepatitis C life-threatening?

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  • Hepatitis C can be fatal if left untreated. Cases of acute hepatitis C are less common than its chronic form. Chronic hepatitis C can cause severe liver damage over time. Progressive liver damage can threaten your overall health. In severe cases, a liver transplant may be needed to replace a damaged liver. Complications during surgery can occur and should be discussed with your doctor. However, newer medications have improved chronic hepatitis C treatment dramatically. Up to 80-95% of people can be cured of the virus now with the right treatments.
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